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    AS THE NUMBER OF DARING THEFTS OF ART TREASURES INCREASES ALONG THE FRENCH RIVIERA, AUTHOR W.

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    AS THE NUMBER OF DARING THEFTS OF ART TREASURES INCREASES ALONG THE FRENCH RIVIERA, AUTHOR W.SOMERSET MAUGHAM, WHO HAS A VILLA AT CAP.FERRAT, HAS DECIDED ADEQUATE SECURITY PRECAUTIONS WERE IMPOSSIBLE, AND IS TO SELL HIS COMPREHENSIVE COLLECTION OF IMPRESSIONIST AND POST-IMPRESSIONIST PAINTINGS AT SOTHEBY'S IN LONDON, ON APRIL 10.

    THE PAINTINGS, NOW UNDER HEAVY GUARD AT THE AUCTION ROOMS, ARE EXPECTED TO PRODUCE THE SECOND HIGHEST TOTAL EVER FROM A COLLECTION OF IMPRESSIONIST AND MODERN PAINTINGS.THE RECORD IS GBP781,000 FOR SEVEN PICTURES OF THE GOLDSCHMIDT COLLECTION SOLD BY SOTHEBY'S IN 1958.

    AMONGST THE COLLECTION, WHICH TOOK SOMERSET MAUGHAM MOST OF HIS LIFE TO ACCUMULATE, ARE A PICTURE WHICH GAUGUIN PAINTED ON A DOOR IN TAHITI, TWO PAINTINGS BY PICASSO, ONE ON EACH SIDE OF A PIECE OF CARDBOARD, THREE RENOIRS, TWO MATISSES, TWO PISSARROS, A MONET, AND A ROUALT.

    IN AN EFFORT TO KEEP THE PAINTINGS HIMSELF, SOMERSET MAUGHAM TURNED ONE OF THE ROOMS IN HIS VILLA INTO A STRONG ROOM, BUT FOUND THE TASK OF REINFORCING THE SKYLIGHTS WHENEVER HE WENT AWAY TOO IRKSOME.NOW ART COLLECTORS AND DEALERS ARE TO SOME FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD TO BID FOR THE 35 WORKS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1MCSIT1YOZ1TT6ADSD7YNE64D
    Media URN:
    VLVA1MCSIT1YOZ1TT6ADSD7YNE64D
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/04/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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